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Golden Cheesy Baked Vegetables

I recently saw a photo of a vegetable bake on a website and thought it looked so pretty I just had to make something similar.  The contrast in colours is lovely and the combination of vegetables is very tasty.

I found I had to stack the vegetables in halves as my tray was quite shallow but if you have a deeper tray stack them in rounds – it’s fiddly but worth the end result.

This is terrific as a side dish or just pile it onto toasted sourdough bread with a green salad for lunch…

Prior to going into the oven

Prior to going into the oven

Golden and bubbly read to eat...

Golden and bubbly read to eat…

Ingredients:

2 large onions, sliced

2 tomatoes, sliced

1 zucchini, sliced

1 small long eggplant, sliced

salt and pepper to taste

3 tablespoons olive oil

Pizza cheese or grated cheese, grated

100 grams fetta cheese crumbled

2 sprigs fresh thyme (optional)

Method:

Preheat the oven to 180oC.

Arrange onions, tomatoes, zucchini and eggplant alternately in a baking dish.

Season with salt and pepper.

Sprinkle olive oil over the vegetables.

Cover the baking dish with aluminium foil and bake for 35 -40 minutes

Take out the baking dish from oven, remove aluminium foil and sprinkle the top with grated and crumbled cheeses.

Place under the griller for about 5 minutes until the top is golden and bubbling

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

Spicy Durban Curry

There are so many ready-made cooking sauces and marinades around today the choice is dazzling.  I recently stumbled across a brand of South African made curry sauces and thought I would give it a go.

The result was surprisingly good.  The brand is called Walnut Ridge Something South African and the one I chose was Spicy Durban Curry.  The flavours for this one are chillies and ginger.  It is a light curry sauce and not particularly hot.  A South African colleague assures me they are quite authentic and very popular in South Africa as well.

Other flavours are listed below and I will be trying them out very soon!  I sourced these at one of our larger IGA Supermarkets but you can also buy them online.

Cape Malay Curry – coconut and garlic

Peppadew – sweet piquante peppers

Karoo Farmstyle Apricot – onion and mild mustard

 

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The basic recipe states just to add your meat and sauce and simmer until tender but I did mine in my cast iron casserole dish on low for around 3 hours with vegetables and it was sensational…

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Ingredients:

1 packet of Something South African Spicy Durban Cooking Sauce

Olive oil

1 kg chicken thighs

6 medium potatoes cut into chunks

2 large carrots cut into chunks

2 large zucchini cut into chunks

1 large onion roughly chopped

Salt & pepper to taste

Method:

Add a good lug of olive oil to a large heated cast iron casserole or Dutch oven on the stove top.

Fry the onions over a high heat until a little transparent.

Chop the chicken thighs into quarters and toss though frying quickly until sealed

Add all the other vegetables and mix thoroughly

Tip in the pouch of cooking sauce and coat everything with the sauce.

Bring to the boil and cover tightly with the close fitting lid

The mixture will seem quite thick but will thin out during cooking

Place in a warm oven – around 120-130c fan-forced and slow cook for around 2-3 hours until the vegetables are tender and the chicken is cooked.

Add salt & pepper to taste

Lovely served with hot roti bread…

 

Bon Appetit!  🙂

 

 

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